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Great Expectations Childbirth Education Program

Tile-Great-ExpectationsGreat Expectations is a free childbirth education program at Johnson Memorial Hospital, held quarterly in the 1125S Building (Surgery Center lobby located on south side of hospital).

* Some alterations have been made to the 2020 programs due to Covid-19 safety precautions.

This FREE Saturday morning program is packed with opportunities to interact with women and children health providers.

  • Moms to be and a guest can attend
  • Choose a session that best fits your pregnancy stage
  • Receive a guest bag filled with great giveaways
  • *Interact with providers with a chance to win prizes
  • Have a chance to win a $50 Buy Buy Baby gift card
  • Enjoy healthy refreshments

*Two sessions are designed for pregnant women to learn about every important stage of her pregnancy; from the moment the pregnancy is realized through the final weeks of pregnancy and beyond.

Pregnancy Session  
*(THIS SESSION WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE ON NOVEMBER 14, 2020)
Know the benefits of breastfeeding and learn nutrition information for pregnant and new mom.

  • Energize with exercise and learn comfort tips
  • Know the hazards to avoid during pregnancy and warning signs of complications
  • Learn more about managing stress and anxiety
  • Learn about contraception choices
  • Hear from car seat safety experts

Labor, Delivery and Newborn Session (recommended for Week 29 and beyond)
(THIS SESSION WILL BE AVAILABLE ON NOVEMBER 14, 2020)
Know what to expect during labor and delivery, tour labor and delivery rooms, learn about epidural anesthesia

  • A lactation consultant will share breastfeeding education techniques
  • Hear expert advice about infant care, car seat safety, safe sleep for babies
  • Be informed about choosing a pediatrician before your baby arrives

2020 Program Dates

November 14


7:30 a.m. - 8 a.m. - Registration. *Temperatures will be taken upon arrival. 

8 a.m. - 11 a.m. - Class portion 

Pregnant women and a guest are invited to attend. Schedule early in your pregnancy and attend Great Expectations twice; *the first date for the Pregnancy Session and at the next quarterly program attend the Labor, Delivery and Newborn Session.

2021 Program Dates:  
February 13
May 29
August 14
November 6

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